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    Addicted to Comedy: A New Level of Confidence

    My stagnate position needed to change, so I examined my comedy roots. I was raised on underground comedy. My favorite radio show as an adolescent was The Dr. Demento Show. He played a list of obscure artists (and up-and-coming people including Weird Al Yanokic) each week that...

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    Addicted to Comedy: How to Create a Comedy Festival

    What I discovered from that interview is the grey space that exists between comedians who performing at open mics shows and the lack of locations for those who want to build their craft on the journey to paid performances. Last year I interviewed Jessica Hardy about how...

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    Addicted to Comedy: Returning From My Comedy Rumspringa

    For those who are unfamiliar with the term "Rumspringa," it’s a coming of age period when Amish teenagers are allowed to engage in lifestyle activities not permitted by their community. They’re allowed to purchase a car, watch television, and live a way most people take for granted....

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    Addicted To Comedy: Eating Writer’s Block for Breakfast

    During the early stages of my writing career, writer’s block would attack me like the plague usually during the early mornings of my scheduled writing periods. After interviewing other writers, I learned how to conquer it. I was fortunate to "tap the knowledge trees" of my comedy...